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Old 02-23-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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Museums are tourists attractions too. You don't walk a dog there either.
I've spent a lot of time researching on this forum for my upcoming move to Houston and appreciate all of the advice you've provided.

That said, this is a ridiculous analogy. I clearly wasn't saying that any tourist attraction = dog-friendly area, only that, contrary to many posters in this thread, cemeteries do not have the single purpose of providing a place for mourning. Indeed, cemeteries are used and enjoyed for a myriad of different reasons.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:49 PM
 
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I've spent a lot of time researching on this forum for my upcoming move to Houston and appreciate all of the advice you've provided.

That said, this is a ridiculous analogy. I clearly wasn't saying that any tourist attraction = dog-friendly area, only that, contrary to many posters in this thread, cemeteries do not have the single purpose of providing a place for mourning. Indeed, cemeteries are used and enjoyed for a myriad of different reasons.
I've thought about this some more after reading all the comments. I think the only issue here is the dog going potty and the fact that it could be a common occurence with the OP. It is a different thing when you are visiting, so yes, cemeteries are in fact tourist attractions. I have been one of those tourists on countless occassions, and many here may have as well and not realize it. I'll explain...

Countless people walk all around the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier in Washington DC, I did. I walked through through the National Cemetery. I've walked by the tombs of the Popes in the Vatican, toured underneath the basillica at the Vatican at the presumed grave of St. Peter. I've walked on top of countless other tombs in various basillicas in Europe, the pyramids in Mexico, etc. I've even been in the catacombs in Rome, so yes, many people use cemeteries for other reasons.

Some go to cemeteries to do research on a family, or are just intrigued by the history, the periods when people died, the who, what, where and when of those that came before us. And come to think of it, I walked through the cemetery in Paris and saw Jim Morrison's grave too!

Again, the issue here is the dog.
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